By Shamim Masih
Gujuranwala: A Labourer was severely beaten and killed and then reported to police as having committed suicide.
According to local sources, Parvez Masih (25 years), was recently married to Nazia Bibi and the couple worked the agricultural land of their landlord Sarwat Bibi w/o Mehar Faiz, in Kotli Mehlaan District,
It is alleged that on Sunday, 14th July, Mehar Hassan Fiaz and Hamza Faiz had beaten him brutally to death after altercation involving some stolen goods. When they realised they had beaten him to death, they swiftly forced some poisonous tablets into his throat and reported to his family that he had committed suicide.
Nazia Parvez (wife of deceased) explained to Shamim Masih by telephone that the landlord brothers blamed him of stealing some goods and had beaten Pavaiz him severely to death.
Mrs Parvez has made a requested to the local Chief Justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Chief Minister, Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif , to take notice of the incident and to ensure that appropriate action is taken against the culprits.